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LISTING ORDER BELOW IS BASED ON DISTANCE FROM CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
ADVENTURES NEAR CRATER LAKE
Come. Explore. Enjoy…the area just south of Crater Lake National Park and be welcomed by the friendly communities of Chiloquin, Rocky Point, and Fort Klamath. Hike lush pine forests and paddle tranquil waters. Reel in a trophy trout while you watch eagles soar overhead. There are so many adventures to enjoy, we can’t list them all! Their popular visitor website has complete information on everything to see and do in the area.
CRATER LAKE ZIPLINE
KLAMATH FALLS (31 miles to Crater Lake) – Just. Let. Go! Experience Oregon’s Epic Zipline Adventure. Located 30 minutes south of Crater Lake National Park perched in the National Forest, you’ll discover nine mega long ziplines, rappels, challenging skybridges and breathtaking views of mountains, forest and Upper Klamath Lake. This tree to tree canopy tour presents three hours of thrilling adventure! Make it a full day of adventure and join us for our SKYAK Tour that includes the ziplines, lunch and a guided kayak tour with our sister company, ROE! – Real Oregon Experience. Location: 29840 Highway 140 West Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 1.541.892.9477.
KIDS ZIPLINE ADVENTURE – SASQUATCH HOLLOW
KLAMATH FALLS (31 miles to Crater Lake) – Part of the Crater Lake ZipLine family, kids need adventure too! Sasquatch Hollow is sure to wow your young adventurers. Designed with ages 5 – 13 in mind Sasquatch Hollow is a high adventure challenge course with ziplines, bridges and other fun obstacles included along the way. Check-in and location is at the same location has Crater Lake Zipline. Location: 29840 Highway 140 West Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 1.541.892.9477.
JOSEPH STEWART COUNTY PARK AND RESORT
TRAIL (34 miles to Crater Lake) – You don’t have to travel far to explore Southern Oregon’s legendary outdoors! Whether you’re visiting for a day or the entire Summer, this Jackson County Park and Resort offers enough activities to keep the whole family entertained. Enjoy Oregon’s stunning natural beauty with tent and RV campsites, boating, fishing, swimming, miles of bike and hiking trails, and more. Rent a boat or grab lunch at the café. Or take a quick scenic drive to bucket list-worthy Crater Lake National Park. Visit this green wonderland and refresh your body and mind! Location: 35251 Highway 62, Trail, OR, RESERVATIONS: 541.774.8183
LAKE OF THE WOODS RESORT
(51 miles to Crater Lake) – This high mountain historic lake resort sits beside one of the clearest natural lakes found in Southern Oregon. Rekindle the spirit and family traditions of the Great Northwest with a getaway to this pristine area! One can enjoy cabin life, comfort food, the wonders of nature, and a variety of outdoor recreational activities… summer and winter! The resort also operates nearby Forest Service facilities with camping and day use areas. A true outdoor lover’s paradise, the resort offers catering for groups and is a premier wedding venue. Escape to Paradise! Location: 950 Harriman Route, Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 1.866.201.4194
ROE! REAL OREGON EXPERIENCE
KLAMATH FALLS (57 miles to Crater Lake) – Guided fly fishing, bird hunting & kayaking adventures since 1984! Explore pristine spring creeks, mountain lakes and wild & scenic rivers. This is the place in the lower 48 for catching big rainbow trout on legendary rivers like the Williamson, Wood and Klamath and wild steelhead on the Rogue. Or, Discover kayaking on water so clear. Calm and blue it’s like gliding across a looking glass. Take a guided kayak tour or rent one. In winter join them for upland, duck and goose hunting. Plus, check out their sister company Crater Lake Zipline for another epic adventure! ROE! Where remote is around the corner and fun is the destination. Location: 5391 Running Y Road Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 1.541.884.3825.
RUNNING Y RANCH RESORT
KLAMATH FALLS (64 miles to Crater Lake) – Experience Southern Oregon’s premier destination resort, featuring an 82-room Lodge, custom homes, and chalets. Situated on 3600+ acres of pristine Oregon outback, this all-season resort near Crater Lake offers unique experiences throughout the year, from white water rafting in the summer to snowshoeing in the winter. Other outdoor activities include hiking, kayaking, geocaching, ice skating, and more. Our grounds include Oregon’s only Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, mini-golf, sports center with indoor pool, a full-service spa, and onsite dining. Resort location: 5500 Running Y Road, Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 541.850.5500.
BRITT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
JACKSONVILLE (84 miles to Crater Lake) –Discover the Britt Experience! Britt is the Pacific Northwest’s premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville, Britt presents a summer series of concerts—a signature mix of classical, blues, folk, bluegrass, pop, rock and country music—on a dramatic Jacksonville hillside setting under the stars. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery and relaxed setting in this one of a kind venue. Venue Location: 350 S. First Street, Jacksonville, OR, Phone: 1-800-882-7488. Find out more at Brittfest.org.
OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
ASHLAND (89 miles to Crater Lake) – With OSF’s first-ever holiday special, It’s Christmas, Carol!, running November 2021 – January 2022 and an all-new season starting in April 2022, there’s plenty to discover at OSF! This Tony Award–winning festival features a combination of new plays, Shakespeare, and musicals, along with groundbreaking digital programming that reaches audiences around the world. The 2022 season includes eight shows on three stages, innovative online offerings, lower ticket prices, and a re-imagined, more accessible donor benefits program. For details and tickets, visit their website. Location: 15 South Pioneer Street, Ashland, OR. Phone: 800-219-8161.
ASHLAND (89 miles to Crater Lake) – Discover Ashland’s authentic adventures this spring! Come explore their trails, taste their flavors and sip their wines. Nestled at the convergence of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains, Ashland is the ideal basecamp destination, offering amazing hospitality, a welcoming vibe to relax and a vibrant culinary scene and shops to enjoy. Follow @TravelAshland on Instagram and Facebook. Visit their site to learn more and plan your trip today. Location: 110 East Main Street. Ashland, Oregon 97520 Phone: 541.482.3486
HELLGATE JETBOAT EXCURSIONS
GRANTS PASS (Interstate 5, 96 miles to Crater Lake) – Located right off Interstate 5, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions is the Northwest’s #1 River Trip! Each year thousands of people travel to Grants Pass, OR to enjoy this unique experience trip down the famed Rogue River. Guests are invited to take in the beauty of the Rogue River, jet through the jaws of Hellgate Canyon, experience 360° spins and dine family style at the exclusive riverfront Hellgate River Lodge. Five different adventures to choose from. Season May through September. Location: 966 SW 6th St, Grants Pass, 1.800.648.4874.
MORRISON’S ROGUE WILDERNESS LODGE AND ADVENTURES
MERLIN (101 miles to Crater Lake) Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Lodge (formerly known as Rogue River Lodge) and Rogue Wilderness Adventures have been river leaders for 70 years. In addition to offering riverfront lodging (see listing under lodging, they also deliver exciting and enjoyable rafting, hiking and fishing trips that explore the renowned Rogue River up close and personal. They offer family-friendly rafting-single and multi-day trips, lodge to lodge, and camping trips. Their adventures will open your eyes to extortionary wildlife and allow you to have a cell-phone free vacation. Location: 325 Galice Road, Merlin, OR 97532 Phone: 1-800-336-1647
WINSTON (110 miles to Crater Lake) – This 600-acre drive-through animal park is just south of Roseburg (Exit 119 off I-5). The park is filled with hundreds of free-roaming animals from the Americas, Africa and Asia. Exciting family adventures include: photos with our ambassador cheetahs, feeding the giraffes, red pandas, or bears, camel rides, and meeting an African elephant! The park also offers day and overnight adventure camps for kids and adults. Safari Village is free to the public and includes a children’s petting zoo, educational keeper talks, Safari Café and gift shop. Open daily. Spring-Summer Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM daily, Winter Hours: 9 AM – 4PM daily, excluding Christmas & Thanksgiving. Location: 1790 Safari Rd, Winston, OR, Phone: 1.541.679.6761.
BANDON BY THE SEA
OREGON’S GOLF COAST (187 miles to Crater Lake) – On the breathtaking South Coast, the charming and unspoiled seacoast town of Bandon is world-famous as the home of Bandon Dunes, one of the top golf destinations in the world. But Bandon offers far more than world class golf courses. Its charming Old Town and scenic beauty are also unparalleled. Enjoy birding, surfing, crabbing, fishing, and so much more! There are also numerous quality lodging choices. The people who live here love it, and each year, first-time visitors discover why. Visitor Center location: 300 Second Street, Old Town, Bandon, OR, Phone: 1.541.347.9616.
NATURE’S WILD SIDE (221 miles to Crater Lake) – Also located on the South Coast, Gold Beach delivers the Coast as it’s meant to be: Wild and Natural. Whether your ” Wild Side” is salmon fishing, rafting, jetboating on the mighty Rogue River, or the adrenaline rush of windsurfing one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, you’ll find it here. Perhaps your “Wild Side” is just getting away to walk miles of uninterrupted, secluded beaches or hiking windswept headlands. Your “Wild Side” could be watching amazing animals, on land and sea, or capturing nature in a photograph or painting inspired by our gorgeous scenery. Visitor Center location: 94080 Shirley Lane, Gold Beach, OR, Phone: 1.800.525.2334.
RESORT STYLE RETIREMENT
CRATER LAKE COUNTRY – If you are vacationing in Crater Lake Country, you know it is a great place to visit. Why not retire here! Throughout the region there are a variety of great active retirement communities that offer welcoming apartment homes and cottages, fine dining, caring staffs, and full recreational opportunities. It is no wonder we call these independent communities “resort-style.” The editors of the national website RetireUSA.net have personally reviewed and selected the best Oregon communities to highlight on the Resort-Style-Retirement website.